Atlas IPS Partners with Emerge Diagnostics to Improve Diagnosis of Costly MSDs


Release: Immediate
Date: April 22, 2019
Media Contacts:  
D.J. Davis  
Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions  
(616) 844-6322

Grand Haven, Michigan and Carlsbad, California (April 22, 2019) – Emerge Diagnostics, a California-based company focused on the evaluation of soft tissue injuries, has partnered with Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions (Atlas IPS). Through the partnership Atlas IPS can more accurately diagnose and direct care for individuals, helping clients reduce the spiraling costs of musculoskeletal disorders.

Emerge Diagnostics’ Electrodiagnostic Functional Assessment Soft Tissue Management (EFA-STM) program is a bookend solution. A baseline EFA evaluation can be conducted with both job applicants and current employees, and is stored unread in a secure database. In the case of a work-related event, a second EFA is conducted and compared to the baseline to determine if a change in condition has occurred. If so, the comparison helps define the best site-specific treatment approach.

The EFA-STM program utilizes FDA-cleared Class II technology. The innovative program is a noninvasive, non-loading evaluation that combines five American Medical Association accepted tests into one comprehensive, objective, and reproducible evaluation for musculoskeletal disorders. These five tests include Range of Motion, Functional Assessment, Pinch Strength, Grip Strength, and Electromyography (EMG), and are customizable to the client’s needs.

“Our mission is to provide the tools and resources to help our clients reduce and avoid the costs of work-related injuries,” says Jim Landsman, President of Atlas IPS.  “Whether our solutions are preventative like post-offer screens, ergonomics, and early intervention, or providing EFAs as a superior evaluation and treatment method, our goal is the same.”

Robert Thompson, CEO of Emerge Diagnostics stated, “We are excited to be a part of the suite of solutions Atlas IPS is able to offer to nearly every US employer.  I believe the combination of our technology and their complimentary solutions, nationwide network of service professionals, and experienced leadership team makes our joint offering very attractive.”

About Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions, LLC

Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions (IPS) is a leading injury prevention and management service and technology provider, helping customers reduce the spiraling costs of injuries within industrial, office, distribution, transportation, and healthcare environments.  Atlas guides clients to financially evaluate and define the appropriate strategy, and offers services that are uniquely simple, measurable, and cost effective. Atlas IPS provides turnkey support through the nation’s largest network of professional service providers or can assist corporate resources with the necessary training and technology. Atlas IPS is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, and additional information can be found at

About Emerge Diagnostics, Inc.

Emerge Diagnostics is focused on the diagnosis of soft tissue injuries, with twin goals of better patient outcomes and reduced costs. Using Electrodiagnostic Functional Assessment (EFA), employers can achieve early resolution of claims and enhanced treatment options while reducing employee healthcare costs. With years of experience applying electrodiagnostic medicine toward workplace injuries, Emerge Diagnostics leads the way with technological development and ongoing innovation. Emerge Diagnostics is located in Carlsbad, California, and additional information can be found at